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  • 1. 

    Which team won 15 of the first 21 CFL West Division titles?

    • A.

      Saskatchewan Roughriders

    • B.

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    • C.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • D.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    Correct Answer
    A. Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Explanation
    The Saskatchewan Roughriders won 15 of the first 21 CFL West Division titles.

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  • 2. 

    Which CFL team scored the West Division's first Grey Cup touchdown?

    • A.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • B.

      BC Lions

    • C.

      Saskatchewan Roughriders

    • D.

      Calgary Stampeders

    Correct Answer
    C. Saskatchewan Roughriders
    Explanation
    The Saskatchewan Roughriders scored the West Division's first Grey Cup touchdown.

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  • 3. 

    How many games did the Montreal Alouettes win during the 1996 season?

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Fourteen

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Twelve

    Correct Answer
    D. Twelve
    Explanation
    The Montreal Alouettes won twelve games during the 1996 season.

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  • 4. 

    Which two teams, by city, played in the CFL's "Mud Bowl"?

    • A.

      Montreal And Hamilton

    • B.

      Winnipeg And Toronto

    • C.

      Calgary And Edmonton

    • D.

      Hamilton And Toronto

    Correct Answer
    B. Winnipeg And Toronto
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Winnipeg and Toronto. The "Mud Bowl" refers to the 1950 Grey Cup game between the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts. The game was played in heavy rain, which turned the field into a muddy mess, making it difficult for the players to run and pass the ball. Winnipeg ended up winning the game with a score of 9-3.

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  • 5. 

    Which season marked the first in which two CFL West teams met in the Grey Cup?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    B. 1988
    Explanation
    In 1988, the CFL West teams met in the Grey Cup for the first time. This marked a significant moment in CFL history as it was the first instance of two teams from the Western division competing for the Grey Cup championship. This event showcased the competitiveness and strength of the teams in the West division and added excitement to the Grey Cup tournament.

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  • 6. 

    Which CFL team was once known as the Tammany Tigers?

    • A.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • B.

      Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • C.

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    • D.

      Toronto Argonauts

    Correct Answer
    C. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    Explanation
    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers were once known as the Tammany Tigers.

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  • 7. 

    Which is the only CFL team to appear in the "Mud Bowl", "Fog Bowl" and the "Wind Bowl"?

    • A.

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    • B.

      Montreal Alouettes

    • C.

      Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • D.

      Saskatchewan Roughriders

    Correct Answer
    A. Winnipeg Blue Bombers
    Explanation
    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers is the correct answer because they are the only CFL team to have appeared in the "Mud Bowl," "Fog Bowl," and "Wind Bowl." This suggests that the team has faced challenging weather conditions in multiple games, earning them a unique distinction among CFL teams.

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  • 8. 

    Yellow, black, red, white and blue were the first team colours of which CFL franchise?

    • A.

      Montreal Alouettes

    • B.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • C.

      Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • D.

      BC Lions

    Correct Answer
    C. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hamilton Tiger-Cats because the question asks for the CFL franchise that had yellow, black, red, white, and blue as their first team colors. Out of the given options, only Hamilton Tiger-Cats fits this description.

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  • 9. 

    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were once known as what?

    • A.

      Hamilton Flying Wildcats

    • B.

      Ottawa Tiger-Cats

    • C.

      Hamilton Bearcats

    • D.

      Hamilton Big Cats

    Correct Answer
    A. Hamilton Flying Wildcats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hamilton Flying Wildcats. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats were originally known as the Hamilton Flying Wildcats before adopting their current name.

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  • 10. 

    Which city's CFL team was once known as the Alerts?

    • A.

      Calgary's

    • B.

      Edmonton's

    • C.

      Hamilton's

    • D.

      Ottawa's

    Correct Answer
    C. Hamilton's
    Explanation
    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a CFL team, was once known as the Alerts.

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  • 11. 

    Which CFL team had its original colours chosen by a fan contest?

    • A.

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    • B.

      Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • C.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • D.

      Calgary Stampeders

    Correct Answer
    B. Hamilton Tiger-Cats
    Explanation
    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats had their original colours chosen by a fan contest. This means that the team allowed their fans to participate in the decision-making process and have a say in the team's identity. By involving the fans in this way, the Tiger-Cats were able to create a stronger connection and sense of ownership among their supporters.

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  • 12. 

    Which CFL team won the first Grey Cup played on artificial turf?

    • A.

      BC Lions

    • B.

      Winnipeg Blue Bombers

    • C.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • D.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    Correct Answer
    C. Calgary Stampeders
    Explanation
    The Calgary Stampeders won the first Grey Cup played on artificial turf.

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  • 13. 

    Which CFL team has been known as the Canucks, Altomahs and Bronks?

    • A.

      Saskatchewan Roughriders

    • B.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • C.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • D.

      BC Lions

    Correct Answer
    C. Calgary Stampeders
    Explanation
    The Calgary Stampeders have been known as the Canucks, Altomahs, and Bronks in the past.

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  • 14. 

    In how many games did Hamilton Tiger-Cat Jesse Lumsden play in 2007?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Ten

    • C.

      None

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Ten
    Explanation
    Jesse Lumsden played in ten games for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2007.

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  • 15. 

    Which Hamilton Tiger-Cat is a former winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy?

    • A.

      Jason Jiminez

    • B.

      Jesse Lumsden

    • C.

      Geroy Simon

    • D.

      Cameron Wake

    Correct Answer
    B. Jesse Lumsden
    Explanation
    Jesse Lumsden is the correct answer because he is a former winner of the Hec Crighton Trophy. The Hec Crighton Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding Canadian university football player. Lumsden, who played for McMaster University, won the trophy in 2004. He went on to have a successful career in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, as well as a brief stint in the National Football League (NFL).

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  • 16. 

    In 1994, which CFL team set a league record for most wins by a first-year team?

    • A.

      Ottawa Renegades

    • B.

      Baltimore Stallions

    • C.

      Las Vegas Posse

    • D.

      Montreal Alouettes

    Correct Answer
    B. Baltimore Stallions
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Baltimore Stallions. In 1994, the Baltimore Stallions set a league record for most wins by a first-year team in the CFL. This achievement is notable because it is rare for a new team to perform so well in their inaugural season. It demonstrates the strength and skill of the Baltimore Stallions during that year.

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  • 17. 

    In what city did the first CFL game between two Canadian teams in the U.S. take place?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Minneapolis

    • C.

      Las Vegas

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    D. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    The first CFL game between two Canadian teams in the U.S. took place in Philadelphia.

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  • 18. 

    In 2002, which team set a CFL league record with their 22nd Grey Cup appearance?

    • A.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • B.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • C.

      BC Lions

    • D.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    Correct Answer
    A. Edmonton Eskimos
    Explanation
    In 2002, the Edmonton Eskimos set a CFL league record with their 22nd Grey Cup appearance. This means that the Edmonton Eskimos had reached the Grey Cup championship game 22 times, more than any other team in the league.

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  • 19. 

    Which CFL USA expansion team's colours were teal, black, blue and orange?

    • A.

      Birmingham Barracudas

    • B.

      San Antonio Texans

    • C.

      Sacramento Gold Miners

    • D.

      Baltimore Broncos

    Correct Answer
    A. Birmingham Barracudas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Birmingham Barracudas. The Birmingham Barracudas were a CFL expansion team in the United States whose colors were teal, black, blue, and orange.

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  • 20. 

    Who was the only coach of the Birmingham Barracudas?

    • A.

      John Huard

    • B.

      Kay Stephenson

    • C.

      Jack Pardee

    • D.

      Pepper Rodgers

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack Pardee
    Explanation
    Jack Pardee was the only coach of the Birmingham Barracudas. This information is stated directly in the question.

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  • 21. 

    The Calgary Stampeders went undefeated and won the Grey Cup in which season?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1948

    • D.

      1952

    Correct Answer
    C. 1948
    Explanation
    In the 1948 season, the Calgary Stampeders went undefeated and emerged as the champions by winning the Grey Cup.

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  • 22. 

    The Saskatchewan Roughriders retired jersey #55 in honour of which player?

    • A.

      Ralph Galloway

    • B.

      Mario DeMarco

    • C.

      Rob Pikula

    • D.

      Demetrious Maxie

    Correct Answer
    B. Mario DeMarco
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mario DeMarco. The Saskatchewan Roughriders retired jersey #55 in honor of Mario DeMarco.

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  • 23. 

    In what season did the Winnipeg Blue Bombers win their tenth Grey Cup?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      2005

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    B. 1990
    Explanation
    The Winnipeg Blue Bombers won their tenth Grey Cup in the season of 1990.

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  • 24. 

    Who were the first two Canadian CFL teams, by city, to face each other on American soil?

    • A.

      Calgary And Hamilton

    • B.

      Hamilton And Ottawa

    • C.

      Calgary And Edmonton

    • D.

      Winnipeg And Ottawa

    Correct Answer
    B. Hamilton And Ottawa
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hamilton And Ottawa. This is because Hamilton and Ottawa were the first two Canadian CFL teams to face each other on American soil.

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  • 25. 

    On what date did the CFL award a conditional franchise to an Ottawa ownership group?

    • A.

      39244

    • B.

      36248

    • C.

      38852

    • D.

      39532

    Correct Answer
    D. 39532
  • 26. 

    Which team was first in the NFL to face off in a game against a team from the CFL?

    • A.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • B.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    • C.

      Buffalo Bills

    • D.

      Chicago Bears

    Correct Answer
    C. Buffalo Bills
    Explanation
    The Buffalo Bills were the first team in the NFL to face off in a game against a team from the CFL.

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  • 27. 

    The BC Lions set a team record with how many wins in the 2007 season?

    • A.

      Eleven

    • B.

      Seven

    • C.

      Fourteen

    • D.

      Twelve

    Correct Answer
    C. Fourteen
    Explanation
    In the 2007 season, the BC Lions achieved a remarkable feat by winning a total of fourteen games. This set a new team record for the BC Lions, showcasing their exceptional performance and dominance throughout the season. With this impressive number of victories, the BC Lions demonstrated their skill, determination, and ability to consistently outperform their opponents.

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  • 28. 

    Which CFL team was the first to install artificial turf on their home field?

    • A.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • B.

      BC Lions

    • C.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • D.

      Saskatchewan Roughriders

    Correct Answer
    B. BC Lions
    Explanation
    The BC Lions were the first CFL team to install artificial turf on their home field. This decision allowed them to have a more consistent playing surface, regardless of weather conditions. Artificial turf also provided a durable and low-maintenance option for the team.

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  • 29. 

    Where did CFL receiver Reggie Williams play college football?

    • A.

      He Didn't

    • B.

      University Of Nebraska

    • C.

      University Of Calgary

    • D.

      Ohio State University

    Correct Answer
    A. He Didn't
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He Didn't" because Reggie Williams did not play college football. This means that none of the other options are correct as they mention different universities where he supposedly played.

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  • 30. 

    Which CFL team had a roster which included the world's first pro footballer born in China?

    • A.

      Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    • B.

      Edmonton Eskimos

    • C.

      Calgary Stampeders

    • D.

      BC Lions

    Correct Answer
    B. Edmonton Eskimos
    Explanation
    The Edmonton Eskimos had a roster that included the world's first professional football player born in China. This indicates that the player was a part of the Edmonton Eskimos team and not any of the other CFL teams listed as options.

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